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Halo Online Announced for PC

Halo Online Announced for PC

Halo Online Announced for PC

Halo Online Announced for PC

 

343 Industries today announced Halo Online for PC, an all-new free Halo Multiplayer PC only experience which will launch in Spring. Sadly so far it seems that it will be only available in Russia.

  

Halo Online Announced for PC  (This is a Halo 3 Screenshot)

 

Below is 343's announcement on their online Blog;

 

"Today, we’re excited to announce a project we’ve been working on with our partners Saber Interactive and Innova Systems: Halo Online, an all-new, free Halo multiplayer PC experience that will launch in spring, only in Russia. 

Halo Online is powered by a highly modified version of the Halo 3 engine and optimized for smooth performance on lower-end PCs. While there’s no campaign mode, Halo Online is set on a secret UNSC space installation called Anvil, where Spartan-IV soldiers train together in war exercises to sharpen their battle skills and test experimental technology.

During the Halo Online closed beta, we will continuously adjust and modify gameplay, features, and the in-game economy. We’re looking forward to getting feedback from gamers living in Russia when Halo Online enters closed beta later this spring via Innova’s 4game platform."

 

HALO ONLINE Q&A

 

Q:           What type of game is Halo Online?

A:            Halo Online is a free multiplayer-only PC experience that we’re launching as a closed beta test in Russia.

Q:           Does Halo Online represent your future plans for the franchise on PC?

A:            Halo Online is a learning opportunity for us as we explore ways to welcome new fans to the “Halo” universe. We’re excited to release a “Halo” multiplayer-only PC experience tailored for Russian gamers.

Q:           When will Halo Online be available?

A:            The closed beta period will begin in Russia later this spring. There is no definitive launch date at this time.

Q:           Are you planning on bringing Halo Online to the Xbox One?

A:            Halo Online was built from the ground up specifically for the PC. There are no plans to bring Halo Online to the Xbox One.

Q:           Will gamers in other regions like North America and Europe be able to play Halo Online?

A:            Right now our focus is on learning as much as we can from the closed beta period in Russia. Theoretically, any expansion outside of Russia would have to go through region-specific changes to address player expectations.

Q:           Are you planning to officially launch this year?

A:            There is no definitive launch date at this time as we proceed in our closed beta period in Russia.

 

Sadly this release will not be a blockbuster release for PC, but a simple version of Halo for the international market, similar to Activision's Call of Duty Online which was made for the Chinese Market.

The Game will be made by Saber Interactive, a company which has worked previously on Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Halo: Anniversary. This may not be the Halo on PC which many PC Halo fans have been waiting for but it is a step in the right direction. 

I for one hope that Halo's Master Chief Collection and other future flagship Halo games are brought round to to us PC users in the future but at present neither Microsoft or 343 have not given us even a hint at that possibility so far.

 

You can join the discussion on halo Online for PC on the OC3D Forums. 

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Most Recent Comments

25-03-2015, 17:59:53

Dicehunter
Shame it's only in Russia Quote

25-03-2015, 18:04:31

WYP
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Shame it's only in Russia
Yeah, I actually like Halo's Multiplayer.

I really want to see Halo return to PC, Microsoft are idiots for not publishing it on PC.Quote

25-03-2015, 18:07:12

Pendragon
It's going to be pay to win. It's the only profitable model in parts of the world where pirating is the norm. Give the base game away for free because they were never going to pay for it then nickel and dime the player base.Quote

25-03-2015, 18:07:40

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
Yeah, I actually like Halo's Multiplayer.

I really want to see Halo return to PC, Microsoft are idiots for not publishing it on PC.
Yes and no but what other reason would there be to get the XB1 otherwise apart from maybe Forza.Quote

26-03-2015, 02:07:28

XANADV
Sounds like a cheap spin-off. I seriously don't think this will live up to the Halo experience that we know.Quote
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